Minolta AF 24-85mm F3.5-4.5 RS A-mount lens review by madecov
|madecov#4344 date: Nov-9-2008|
flare control: 3
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50 f2.8|
Minolta 28-85 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 35-105 f3.5-4.5
Minolta 50mm f1.7
|price paid:||$75.00 US Used|
|positive:||Light weight, fast focus. Fairly sharp|
|negative:||Build is only OK. I prefer the older metal lenses. Purple fringe.|
|comment:||I wanted a lens a bit wider than 28mm and found this one locally with both caps and hood. |
Took it out on a trip today and gave it a bit of a wringing out.
Even without the sun in the image I managed to get a halo from flare, when I tried to adjust in the viewfinder I found this lens flares quite a bit. Purple fringe can be pretty bad also. Stopped down it has very nice sharpness and color is typical Minolta.
The more I use this lens the more I like it. On cropped sensor you have the equivalent field of view of a 36-127mm.
This may be the almost perfect walk around lens in it's price point.